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October 8-14 • October 15-21October 22-28October 29-31

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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • The Durham County Poets, lively band from southwest Quebec who have been classified as Soul-Folk • 7 pm • info and tickets ($18/$16 or $9 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Bennington Baroque • two concerts this fall, featuring eighteenth-century music on instruments of the period. Today, the second concert, chamber music by Telemann, Leclair, and Couperin for baroque flute, viola da gamba, and harpsichord. Performers are Mat Langlois, André Laurent O’Neil, and Sandra Mangsen • 3 pm • at the Carriage Barn, Park-McCullough House, North Bennington • Pay what you will • See www.benningtonbaroque.org for concert details

 

Paramount • encore Met opera in HD: Bellini’s “Norma” • 12:55 pm • info and tickets (adults $23; students: $10) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903

 

Mahaiwe • Paul Taylor Dance Company with a program for Columbus Day weekend (Oct. 7-8): “Roses” (1985), Continuum (2017), Arden Court (1981) • today’s time, 2 pm • $10-$65 • www.mahaiwe.org


Fort Salem • Story Circle presents an afternoon of storytelling for adults. Storytellers tell personal and historical stories. Theme this month is “Catalysts” • 2 pm • at the Cabaret, Fort Salem Theater, 11 East Broadway, Salem, NY • $10 at door • more info at storycircleatproctors.org or from Siri Allison, 518-854-3998 • The next storytelling show date at the Fort and its theme is Nov. 5

 


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Barrington Stage • thriller “Gaslight” (runs Wed-Sun, Oct. 4-22) • 3 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “Lost L:ake” (Show runs through Oct. 22) • 2 pm


Circle Theatre Players presents “In the Heat of the Night” (runs Oct. 6-8 & 12-15) • 2:30 pm


Dorset Players • “Vanya and Sonia an Masha and Spike” (Oct. 6-8 & 13-15) • 2 pm


Ghent Playhouse • “Greater Tuna” (runs Oct. 6-22) • 2 pm


Shakespeare & Co. • “God of Carnage” (through Oct. 8) • 3 pm


Two of Us • “Peter Pan” (Oct. 6-15, on Fri-Sun) • 3 pm

 

FILM


Images • “Battle of the Sexes about the electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (runs through Oct. 12) • today’s times, 3 & 5:30 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Northshire (Saratoga store) • The Monks of New Skete and nationally renowned dog trainer Marc Goldberg present “Let Dogs be Dogs: Understanding Canine Nature and Mastering the Art of Living with Your Dog” • 5 pm • www.northshire.com


Berkshire Botanical Garden • 83rd annual Harvest Festival (day 2 of 2): Iconic Berkshire festival featuring family fun, great food, local craft vendors, entertainment, a farmers market, petting zoo, giant tag sales and so much more • 10 am-5 pm • Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, MA • $7, or free for kids under 12 • See www.berkshirebotanical.org

 

Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum’s Hoosac Valley Train Ride • These fall foliage trains offer a one-hour, round trip experience. On board the vintage 1955 Budd Rail Diesel Car, BSRM’s uniformed train crew provides historical highlights along the route which offers views of the Hoosac River, Mount Greylock and Hoosac Mountain Range • Trains run Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 29 with departures at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, & 3 pm from the North Adams boarding area, located directly behind the Brien Center Parking lot off American Legion Drive • Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors/armed forces and $10 for children ages 4-14 • For more info and tickets, see www.hoosacvalleytrainride.com

 

HAYC3 7th Annual Community Walk for Suicide Prevention — the opportunity to give a communal hug to families and friends who are heartbroken from the loss of a loved one by suicide. A mile into the walk, luminaries are lit with words of encouragement to shine light on the darkness of suicide • begins 6 pm from the north end entrance of the Hoosic River Greenway • more info on the walk at 518-686-9050 or at www.hayc3.org.

 

Haynes House Trek for Hope • the seventh annual Trek for Hope 5K walk/run at the height of fall foliage season takes participants through village streets, a Rail Trail, and over a covered footbridge for an enjoyable autumn experience. All proceeds benefit the Haynes House of Hope in Granville, a nonprofit organization that cares for the terminally ill and their families • The 5K takes place at 9:30 am. It is preceded by a 1 mile Kids Run at 9 • Both events start at Village Park in Granville, NY • Registration is $15 (adv)/$20 (day of) or $10 for youth. For advance registration form, see www.thehayneshouseofhope.org

or contact Peter O’Brien at 518-321-9640. Day-of registration takes place from 8 to 9 am. T-shirts are given to the first 75 registrants

 

Hudson Crossing Park • Burgoyne’s Bridge 5K Family Fun Run, primarily on trails • 11 am • Young and old are encouraged to participate together. Cost is $25/person or $60 for families registering three or more participants. For more information on this event, please go to www.hudsoncrossingpark.org,

 

Landscapes for Landsake (day 2 of 3) • 16th Annual Art Exhibition to Benefit Farmland Conservation. Fifty percent of art sale proceeds benefit Agricultural Stewardship Association’s farmland conservation program • today’s times, 12- 4 pm • at Maple Ridge, 172 State Route 372,Coila, NY (just west of Cambridge) • admission free • see www.agstewardship.org


Schuylerville Fall Festival • The village wide festival has artisans, live music, face painting, a scavenger hunt, and kids’ crafts and games. The library is hosting a raffle for a $50 gift card to Clark’s Steakhouse; just sign up for a library card, or take out a book to enter! • noon-5 pm

 

(15th Annual) The Way We Were Car Show. Come stroll the historic village, check out the hundreds of cars and trucks on display, and enjoy the music, vendors and downtown businesses • from 9 am - 4 pm (rain date 10/15) on Front Street in Ballston Spa, NY

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FILM

 

Images • “Battle of the Sexes about the electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (runs through Oct. 12) • today’s times, 2:15, 4:30, 7 & 9:15 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Northshire (Saratoga store) • Kids Event: Join children’s book author Matthew Cody for an afternoon presentation of his book “The Magician’s Key,” the second in his Peddler’s Road trilogy • 5 pm • www.northshire.com


Landscapes for Landsake (day 2 of 3) • 16th Annual Art Exhibition to Benefit Farmland Conservation. Fifty percent of art sale proceeds benefit Agricultural Stewardship Association’s farmland conservation program • today’s times, 12- 4 pm • at Maple Ridge, 172 State Route 372,Coila, NY (just west of Cambridge) • admission free • see www.agstewardship.org


Northshire Women Reading Group (Manchester store) meets to discuss “Still Life with Bread Crumbs” by Anna Quindlen • 6 pm • at The Inn at Manchester, 3967 Main St., Manchester Center, VT • Please email Denise Elwell at delwells@gmail.com to inquire or join this group




 

Tuesday
10

 

THEATER
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Lake Theatre • “The Great Kooshog Lake” (runs through Oct. 21) • lunch seating 11:30 am with curtain at 1 pm

 

FILM

 

Crandall Library • film “A United Kingdom” (2016) — true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments • 4:30 & 6:30 pm • Community Room • more info at 518-792-6508 or www.crandalllibrary.org

 

Images • “Battle of the Sexes about the electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (runs through Oct. 12) • today’s times, 2:15, 4:30, 7 & 9:15 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Bennington College • Public Policy Forum: ”Incarceration in America: Prison Education and Reform in Bennington” • 7-9 pm • CAPA Symposium, Bennington College

 

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MUSIC


Helsinki Hudson • Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders: variety show – featuring musicians Juliana Hatfield, Tracy Bonham, and Suzzy Roche; novelist Charles Bock; author Daniel Mendelsohn; and comedian Dave Hill, in a program to benefit Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon • 8 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($50-$100) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Mahaiwe • encore Met Opera Live in HD: Bellini’s “Norma” • 1 pm • $25/$10 for 21 and under • www.mahaiwe.org


Berkshire Theatre Group • Red Green, “I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe” • 7 pm • at The Colonial Theatre • info and booking ($57) at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

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Barrington Stage • thriller “Gaslight” (runs Wed-Sun, Oct. 4-22) • 7 pm


Lake Theatre • “The Great Kooshog Lake” (runs through Oct. 21) • lunch seating 11:30 am with curtain at 1 pm; dinner seating 6:30 pm with curtain at 8 pm

 

FILM


Images • “Battle of the Sexes about the electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (runs through Oct. 12) • today’s times, 2:15, 4:30 & 9:15 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

Images • “Beatriz at Dinner”: Beatriz, a masssage therapist, unexpectedly is a guest at a business dinner where she finds herself in an escalating war of words with Doug Strutt, a ruthless real estate mogul • 7 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

Manchester Community Library • The Greatest Generation Film Series presents “Caaablanca,” the 1942 Oscar-winning romance/war drama • 2 pm • at the library, 138 Cemetery Ave./ Corner of Rte. 7A, Manchester Center, VT • free • info at 802-362-2607

 

MISC.

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • Meet and Greet with Governor Phil Scott. More details to follow. See below for another Scott event in Manchester • 2:30-3:30 pm • www.northshire.com


Unveiling of new bus service for southwestern Vermont — the Vermont Shires Connector — which links to rail service in New York’s Capital. The ribbon cutting ceremony will include a few keywords by Governor Phil Scott along with comments from Amtrak, VT Trans, the Manchester select board, and the Manchester Business Association • 12:30 pm • the Hampton Inn in Manchester • To learn more about the service visit: Vttranslines.com/vermont-shires-connector

 

Northshire Cookbook Reading Group (Manchester store) meets to sample dishes made from “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat. Pick up a copy, choose a recipe to prepare, and share with the group on the night of the meeting • 6 pm • at The Inn at Manchester, 3967 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT• Please email Fran Tobia at ftobia@northshire.com to inquire or join this group

 

Schuylerville Public Library • Harry Potter Trivia. Test your knowledge of Harry Potter for prizes! Fun for all ages. Costumes encouraged! • 6:30 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641


 

Thursday
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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • April Verch Band, with opener Ryanhood • 7 pm • info and tickets ($20/$18 or $10 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Helsinki Hudson • Vetiver — the nom-de-bande of San Francisco-based folk-rock singer-songwriter Andy Cabic, with special guest Johnny Irion, an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and actor • 8 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($15) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Paramount • Glenn Miller Orchestra — an evening of big band swing and sway, which includes some of their most enduring hits, such as “Moonlight Serenade,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” and “(I’ve Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo.” • 7 pm • info and tickets ($35) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903

 

THEATER
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Barrington Stage • thriller “Gaslight” (runs Wed-Sun, Oct. 4-22) • 7 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “Lost L:ake” (Show runs through Oct. 22) • 7 pm


Circle Theatre Players presents “In the Heat of the Night” (runs Oct. 6-8 & 12-15) • 8 pm


Lake Theatre • “The Great Kooshog Lake” (runs through Oct. 21) • lunch seating 11:30 am with curtain at 1 pm; dinner seating 6:30 pm with curtain at 8 pm

 

FILM


Images • “Battle of the Sexes about the electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (runs through Oct. 12) • today’s times, 2:15, 4:30, 7 & 9:15 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Bennington College • Public Policy Forum: ”Media and Democracy: The Rights and Responsibilities of a Free Press” • 7-9 pm • CAPA Symposium, Bennington College

Northshire (Manchester store) • Signing with Kate Messner, author of the children‘s books “The Exact Location of Home” and “The Seventh Wish” • 10-11 am • www.northshire.com

 

Skidmore • lecture “Were They Enslaved? Maya Figurines from Jaina Island and Beyond” by Mary Miller, Sterling Professor of the History of Art at Yale University • 7:30 pm • Gannett Auditorium • info at 518-580-5420


Chicken and Biscuits dinner and a sale table with food items and crafts • Serving starts at 4:30 pm • at North Granville Methodist Church, 10344 State Route 22 • $10 for adults, $5 for ages 4-10 and free for under 4 • more info from Roberta at 518-812-4001

 


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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • Roy Book Binder, a Caffè Lena favorite since 1968 • 8 pm • info and tickets ($20/$18 or $10 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Williams • Berkshire Symphony. Program features Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; Bela Bartok’s Viola Concerto featuring Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; closing with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 • 8 pm in Chapin (Pre-Concert Talk with conductor Ronald Feldman at 7:15 in Brooks-Rogers) • music.williams.edu

 

DANCE

 

Dances of Universal Peace in Hudson, NY • Offered the second Friday of each month, the dances are participatory simple circle dances and songs drawn from diverse sacred traditions. Each dance is taught by certified dance leaders of the Hudson Dance Circle. No experience needed; all ages welcome. Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing recommended • 7-9 pm • Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation, 403 Warren Street • by donation • more info at 518-860-3108; farid@taconic.net

 

8th annual Berkshire Drum and Dance Fest to support the Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center. The fest, which is a community experience to gather and celebrate the spirit of folkloric and contemporary drumming and dancing, features over 75 drum and dance artists in short performance segments . The 2017 theme is “Honoring Women in Drum and Dance.” • 7 pm (doors open at 6 pm) • at the Berkshire Community College Boland Theater in the Koussevitsky Arts Center, Pittsfield, MA • $10-$20+ suggested donations • tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org

 

THEATER
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Barrington Stage • thriller “Gaslight” (runs Wed-Sun, Oct. 4-22) • 8 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “Lost L:ake” (Show runs through Oct. 22) • 7 pm


Circle Theatre Players presents “In the Heat of the Night” (runs Oct. 6-8 & 12-15) • 8 pm


Dorset Players • “Vanya and Sonia an Masha and Spike” (Oct. 6-8 & 13-15) • 7:30 pm


Ghent Playhouse • “Greater Tuna” (runs Oct. 6-22) • 8 pm


Lake Theatre • “The Great Kooshog Lake” (runs through Oct. 21) • dinner seating 6:30 pm with curtain at 8 pm


Two of Us • “Peter Pan” (Oct. 6-15, on Fri-Sun) • 7:30 pm


WAM Theatre • “The Last Wife” (runs Oct. 13-Nov. 5 on Fri-Sun) • 7:30 pm

 

FILM

 

Images • “Brad’’s Status”: Brad Sloan compares his life with those of his four best college friends: a Hollywood bigshot, a hedge fund founder, a tech entrepreneur, and a political pundit and bestselling author. (runs Oct. 13-19) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Northshire (Manchester store) • Bill Mares presents his book “The Full Vermonty.”This book has all things necessary to flesh out a thump to The Trump! • 7 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) • Barbara Villet speaks and signs copies of her book, “The Lovings: An Intimate Portrait” about the couple whose case led to a Supreme Court ruling striking down bans on interracial marriage. This event supports the new exhibition, “Rights, Race & Revolutions: A Portrait of LIFE in 1960s America by Grey Villet” on view in the Folklife Gallery at Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY through December 31, 2017 • 7 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Crandall Library Book Sale (also 10/14 & 10/15) • Everything from best-sellers to timeless classics, children’s books to cookbooks, as well as DVDs, CDs, and much more will be on sale downstairs in the library • today’s times, 9 am-5 pm

Northshire Classic Mystery Reading Group (Manchester store) meets to discuss “The Sign of Four” by Arthur Conan Doyle • 2 pm • at Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT • For more info or to join this group contact Louise Jones at ljones@northshire.com

 

 

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MUSIC


Berkshire Theatre Group • Pittsfield CityJAZZ Festival: The Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience led by Dizzy Gillespie’s long-term bassist, John Lee, showcases the unique rhythms and well-loved melodies of Gillespie’s library of Cu-Bop, which he developed with Chano Pozo in the ’40s and ’50s • 7:30 pm • at The Colonial Theatre • info and booking ($23/$38 at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Caffè Lena • Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, roadhouse blues, roots rock and sweet ballads • 8 pm • info and tickets ($22/$20 or $11 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Clark • Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” from the Met live in HD (also at the Mahaiwe, see below) • 12:55 pm • tickets ($25/$22, or $18 for students) at www.clarkart.edu 

Mahaiwe • Opera expert Scott Eyerly gives an introductory talk about about Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” — one of a series of talks by Eyerly about each Met opera before its broadcast. Everyone is welcome, whether attending the 1 pm broadcast or not (see below) • 11:30 am • $10 • www.mahaiwe.org

 

Mahaiwe • Met Opera Live in HD: Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” (also at the Clark and Paramount; note Mahaiwe encore 10/25) • 1 pm • $25/$10 for 21 and under • www.mahaiwe.org


The 2017 New York State Sacred Harp Singing Convention takes place this year in Easton, NY on Saturday and Sunday October 14th and 15th. There is no admittance fee. The public is invited to sit in with the singers to either listen or sing • today’s times, 10 am-4 pm • Burton Hall, Easton, NY

 

THEATER
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Barrington Stage • thriller “Gaslight” (runs Wed-Sun, Oct. 4-22) • 8 pm


Berkshire Theatre Group • “Lost L:ake” (Show runs through Oct. 22) • 2 & 7 pm


Circle Theatre Players presents “In the Heat of the Night” (runs Oct. 6-8 & 12-15) • 8 pm


Ghent Playhouse • “Greater Tuna” (runs Oct. 6-22) • 8 pm


Home Made Theater • “Peter and the Starcatcher” (runs Oct. 14-15, 20-22, 27-29) • 7:30 pm


Lake Theatre • “The Great Kooshog Lake” (runs through Oct. 21) • dinner seating 6:30 pm with curtain at 8 pm


Two of Us • “Peter Pan” (Oct. 6-15, on Fri-Sun) • 7:30 pm


Two of Us • “Peter Pan” (Oct. 6-15, on Fri-Sun) • 7:30 pm


WAM Theatre • “The Last Wife” (runs Oct. 13-Nov. 5 on Fri-Sun) • 7:30 pm

 

FILM


Images • “Brad’’s Status”: Brad Sloan compares his life with those of his four best college friends: a Hollywood bigshot, a hedge fund founder, a tech entrepreneur, and a political pundit and bestselling author. (runs Oct. 13-19) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Northshire (Manchester store) • Join author Will Lach for a special presentation of a pair of picture books drawn from two of Norman Rockwell’s most popular images, each with a rhyming text that’s perfect for reading aloud • 11 am • www.northshire.com

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) • John Gray presents his book ” God Needed a Puppy,” a story to help any child who has lost a pet • 3 pm • www.northshire.com


Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum’s Hoosac Valley Train Ride • These fall foliage trains offer a one-hour, round trip experience. On board the vintage 1955 Budd Rail Diesel Car, BSRM’s uniformed train crew provides historical highlights along the route which offers views of the Hoosic River, Mount Greylock and Hoosac Mountain Range • Trains run Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 29 with departures at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, & 3 pm from the North Adams boarding area, located directly behind the Brien Center Parking lot off American Legion Drive • Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors/armed forces and $10 for children ages 4-14 • For more info & tickets, see www.hoosacvalleytrainride.com

 

Crandall Library Book Sale (also 10/13 & 10/15) • Everything from best-sellers to timeless classics, children’s books to cookbooks, as well as DVDs, CDs, and much more will be on sale downstairs in the library • today’s times, 9 am-4 pm

 

Dance Museum • annual Antique Show (also on 10/15) • today’s times, 10 am-4 pm • For more info call the Dance Museum at 518- 584-2225 x3001

 

“Lebanon Curing What Ails Ya!” presented by Riders Mills Historical Association. The program discusses how the unique ecology of New Lebanon has contributed to its role as a place of healing since at least the time of the Mohicans. It also recounts how the 18th century settlers from England and Connecticut adapted the healing environment to their own needs and purposes, giving rise to the leading spa center of its day, the Shaker medicinal business, and the Tilden pharmaceutical industry • 1 pm • at Riders Mills Schoolhouse • For more info, please visit www.ridersmillsschoolhouse.org

 

Skidmore • Tang Museum Family Saturdays: Brief tour of a current Tang exhibition followed by a hands-on art activity. Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions • 2:00-3:30 pm • Tang • Free and open to the public • reservations (strongly recommended) and info at 518-580-8080

 

Townwide Yard Sale • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Poultney, Vt.